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ra·tion·ale

 (răsh′ə-năl′)
n.
The fundamental reasons for something; the basis: the rationale for dropping the atomic bomb.

[Late Latin ratiōnāle, from neuter of Latin ratiōnālis, rational; see rational.]

rationale

(ˌræʃəˈnɑːl)
n
a reasoned exposition, esp one defining the fundamental reasons for a course of action, belief, etc
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin ratiōnālis]

ra•tion•ale

(ˌræʃ əˈnæl)

n.
1. the fundamental reason or reasons serving to account for something.
2. a statement of reasons or principles.
[1650–60; < Latin: neuter of ratiōnālis rational]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rationale - (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
dialectics - a rationale for dialectical materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

rationale

noun reason, grounds, theory, principle, philosophy, logic, motivation, exposition, raison d'être (French) the rationale for punishment

rationale

noun
1. What is sound or reasonable:
Idiom: rhyme or reason.
2. A statement of causes or motives:
Translations
perusteetperustelu
ratio

rationale

[ræʃəˈnɑːl] Nbase f, fundamento m
the rationale of or behind sthla razón fundamental de algo

rationale

[ˌræʃəˈnæl ˌræʃəˈnɑːl] n (= reasons) → logique f
the rationale for sth → la logique de qch
the rationale behind sth → la logique derrière qch

rationale

nGründe pl; it lacks any rationaledas entbehrt jeglicher Begründung

rationale

[ræʃəˈnɑːl] nfondamento logico

rationale

n. razón fundamental.
References in classic literature ?
I have said enough to convince you that ciphers of this nature are readily soluble, and to give you some insight into the rationale of their development.
I want you to bear in mind the trend of the ground, for some time, sooner or later, we shall do well to have it in our mind's eye when we are considering the ancient traditions and superstitions, and are trying to find the RATIONALE of them.
That is the rationale of the system of charging which has hitherto obtained; and nothing is more offensive than this ostentation of reform, where there is no real amelioration.
Positioning rationale development as part of the ethical obligations of teachers echoes work by Dinkelman (2009), Newmann (1970), and Shaver and Strong (1982).
The aim of this paper is to develop, defend, and provide a new theoretical rationale for a secular version of the doctrine.
Recently, Ravinder Raj an advocate and RTI activist sought information from Central Public Information Officer ( CPIO) of the SC over the rationale for passing orders on review petitions without conducting a hearing and offering reasons.
40) all the way for me, and David Pipe's Royal Rationale is the one to be on at 16-1 this morning.
com Cesarewitch, this year with Mamlook and Royal Rationale.
The Grand National-winning handler will run both Mamlook and Royal Rationale in the 2m 2f contest on October 17.
Previous research in this area has indicated that teachers are more successful in promoting student motivation to perform uninteresting tasks when they provide a rationale that explains the lesson's value, helps the student understand why the lesson is worth their effort, why the lesson will be useful to them and why the lesson has personal meaning for them.